Danish Gambling Continues Upward Trend In 2017

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Mar 16, 2018

Online casinos and sports betting deliver impressive growth percentage-wise

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling authority and regulator, has released Q4-2017 statistics showcasing continued growth in the national gambling industry, with online casino and sports betting activity making impressive advances percentage-wise.

Highlights include:

  • Overall gross revenue up almost 7 percent year-on year;
  • Online casino revenues up by 16.7 percent year-on-year at DKK22.8 million;
  • Sports betting revenues up almost 30 percent year-on-year;
  • The nation’s seven land-based casinos saw a decline of 3.3 percent year-on-year in revenue as more punters switched to the convenience of the Internet;
  • Arcade and restaurant gaming machine profits also declined – down compared to both the third quarter and year-on-year by around 2.5 percent;
  • Lotteries (the exclusive preserve of state-owned Danske Spil) reported continued growth in revenues at DKK 3.1 billion.
Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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